received this revelation from Jesus.
seven churches in Asia.
seven stars are the angels or representatives of the seven churches. The
lampstands are the churches.
1. Ephesus had left their
first love to love God and to love one another. They had been a working church
instead of a loving church. Symrna had no issues of their own but their faith
would be greatly tested through the coming tribulation. Pergamos had allowed
idolatry and immorality to exist within the church. Thyatira had been led by a
so called prophetess into sexually immorality and uncleanness and eating things
sacrificed to idols.
1. Sardis had become a dead
church. They had become lax to discipline and dedication. They were no threat
to Satan. They had the title of Christian but did not live like a Christian. Philadelphia was the
faith church and served God well. They would be excluded from the trial that
would come before the whole world. The Laodiceans
were the lukewarm church. Their love and security was material and not in the
Lord. They had no spiritual growth and had become ineffective in service to
saw a throne with God sitting upon it.
seven lamps are the seven spirits of God. This is the full force of the
was like a lion; one like a calf; one like a man; one like a flying eagle.
According to Ezekiel 1:4-14 these are cherubim or angelic beings.
were twenty four elders around the thrown (they could represent the twelve
tribes of Israel
and the twelve apostles).
scroll sealed with seven seals was in Godís hand.
the Lamb was worthy to open the scroll and loose its seals.
first seal is the white horse which releases a conqueror on conquers and
dominates the earth. The second seal the red horse brings wars on the
earth. The third seal the black horse brings scarcity of goods and famine
on the earth. The fourth seal the pale horse brings death upon a fourth of
the earth. The fifth seal allows death on those have and will give their
life to God. The sixth seal brings disruption to the things in the sky and
a great earthquake (see Matt. 24:29-31).
are sealed of Israel
before the earth and sea is harmed.
are the saved Gentiles who come through the tribulation.
upon the earth begins. Thunder, lightening, and earthquakes usually precede
first trumpet released hail and fire and destroyed a third of the trees and all
the green grass; the second trumpet brings destruction on the seas and a third
of the ships and a third of the living creatures in the sea are destroyed; the
third trumpet poisons a third of all fresh water; the fourth trumpet strikes a
third of the sun, moon, and stars so that they could not give off light.
or a high ranking demon is the fallen star from heaven.
locusts are given power to torment the unsealed people on earth but not to
is the first woe.
sixth trumpet releases four angels around the Euphrates River
to kill a third of mankind.
are two hundred million in this army.
rest of mankind did not repent of their evils deeds of idolatry, murders,
sexual immorality, and thefts.
mighty angel proclaimed that there should be no more delay in Godís plan
(likely the setting up of Godís kingdom on earth).
must prophesy to or about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.
- Jerusalem will be
subjected to the Gentiles for forty-two months or three and a half years.
two witnesses prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days about
the coming judgment of God. They have power over the rain, the waters, and
beast that comes out of the bottomless pit kills the two witnesses (9:1).
two witnesses are resurrected to life and taken into heaven.
fifth through the sixth trumpets which includes the release of the beast
from the bottomless pit in which a third of mankind and the two witnesses
are killed and seven thousand more die in a great earthquake.
seventh trumpet proclaims the beginning of the setting up of the kingdom of God on earth.
woman represents Israel.
is the fiery red dragon.
is the child from the woman.
offspring of the woman are the Gentiles who know Jesus as their Lord.
- A blasphemous
beast with seven heads, ten horns, and ten crowns rises to power.
world marvels at the beast because it seems to have been mortally wounded
but has been healed.
beast is allowed to make war with the saints and to have authority over
every tribe, tongue, and nation.
beast with two horns rises from the earth and causes the earth to worship
the first beast.
second beast performs great signs and wonders.
people who worship the beast must have a mark on their right hand or on
their forehead in order to buy and sell.
and the 144,000 who survive the tribulation.
first angel proclaims the gospel to all people. The second angel proclaims
the fall of Babylon
which has caused the people to fall. The third angel warns against taking
the mark of the beast.
is coming on the cloud.
is gathering the saints from the earth.
lost souls are thrown into the winepress of the wrath of God.
who came through the tribulation and did not worship the beast or take his
seven angels have the seven last plagues of the wrath of God for those
left on earth.
sores on the people.
sea turns to blood and every creature in the sea dies.
rivers and springs of water turn to blood.
are scorched with great heat from the sun.
beast and his kingdom become full of darkness.
Euphrates River is dried up to allow a great
great earthquake occurs with great hail upon the earth and people.
still will not repent and give glory to God. Their hearts are so hard.
is evil within the kingdom of the beast that weakens and damages it.
nations are led by the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet (second
beast of Rev. 13) against God, Jesus, and the saints.
- Babylon represents
the kingdoms of the beast.
woman sits on the beast of Revelation 13:1, the Antichrist.
heads represent seven kingdoms or empires that have and will come into
ten horns are ten nations that will support the beast for a measured time.
woman is a world wide spiritual system(but not of
God) that reigns in the earth.
woman has great commercial influence on earth too. She represents materialism,
greed, and pride.
falls Christ is joined to the church.
is the rider on the white horse.
beast and false prophet are quickly defeated and thrown into the lake of
is cast into the bottomless pit for a thousand years.
first resurrection encompasses all believers who have died in Christ
during the tribulation.
resurrected believers will be priests of God and Christ and reign one
and those he will deceive will come to battle the saints in the holy city
but will be quickly destroyed. Satan will be cast into the lake of fire.
rest of the dead, the lost, are judged at this time.
is a new heaven and a new earth. There is no sea.
- The new Jerusalem comes down to earth.
names of the twelve tribes of Israel are on the twelve
names of the twelve apostles are on the foundations of the city.
city is equal in length, width, and height of twelve thousand furlongs (1380
walls are made of jasper.
foundations are each made of different precious stones.
gates are made of pearls, a single pearl for each gate.
sun and the moon will not be needed for the glory of God will illuminate
river of water of life proceeded from the throne.
Tree of Life in the middle of the street spanned to either side of the
who keep the prophecy of this book without changing or tampering with it will
have their names written in the Book of Life.